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22 avr. 2020 | 15h07 UTC

Netherlands: Wildfire prompts evacuation of Herkenbosch (Limburg province) April 22

Netherlands Alerte de sécurité

Residents of Herkenbosch (Limburg province) evacuated on April 22 due to ongoing wildfire; containment efforts ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 22/4/2020, 12h00 until 24/4/2020, 11h59 (Europe/Amsterdam). COUNTRY/REGION Herkenbosch, Limburg


On Wednesday, April 22, Dutch officials ordered the evacuation of approximately 4000 people from the village of Herkenbosch (Limburg province) due to concerns over a wildfire burning in Meinweg National Park. The blaze has reportedly caused a spike in carbon monoxide levels in the area. Firefighters and emergency personnel have been deployed to the scene to combat the blaze. As of Wednesday evening (local time), it remains unclear when residents will be permitted to return to their homes.

Further spread of the fire is possible in the coming days. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions, namely road closures, should be anticipated in the affected areas.


Individuals in Limburg province are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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